(CNN) – Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association, will attend fundraising events in Michigan on Wednesday with Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Senate hopeful Terri Lynn Land.
A spokesman for Snyder's campaign said the private event featuring the two governors will take place in Grand Rapids and will raise funds for the RGA.
Snyder faces a tough re-election battle this fall and is being challenged by former Democratic Rep. Mark Schauer. Recent polls show a narrow margin between the two, with Snyder slightly ahead. The gubernatorial race is considered a toss-up by nonpartisan political handicappers Charlie Cook and Stuart Rothenberg.
Christie touted the governor recently in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a major gathering among conservatives.
Separately, a spokesman for Land's campaign confirmed Christie will appear at a fundraiser for the Senate candidate while he's in the state.
The Land event will take place in Bloomfield Hills, according to a copy of an invitation obtained by CNN. Tickets to the event range from $1,000 to $5,200 per person.
Land, Michigan's former secretary of state, will likely face off against Democratic Rep. Gary Peters for the Senate seat currently occupied by retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin. Cook rates the race as a toss-up, and Republicans view the race as a potential pick-up for the GOP in the Senate. Rothenberg rates the race as leaning Democratic.
RGA spokesman Jon Thompson confirmed Christie will be in Michigan for "RGA fundraising events," which were first reported by The Detroit News.
The Michigan Democratic Party was quick to criticize Land for holding a fundraiser with Christie, who they labeled an "ethically-challenged" governor in a news release, citing the George Washington Bridge controversy.
Democrats have similarly targeted candidates appearing with Christie in other states. The RGA chair has been traveling the country this year, raising millions for the organization and attending mostly private events with gubernatorial candidates.
States he's traveled to this year for RGA events include Florida, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Georgia. The RGA has confirmed he also has plans to travel to Connecticut and Utah in the near future.
Christie's administration is facing both federal and state investigations over allegations that some of his aides closed access lanes to the nation's busiest bridge last September to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for not endorsing Christie's re-election.
The governor has denied knowing anything about the gridlock until after it occurred and has said he knew nothing about any political mischief by members of his administration. But the controversy has put a cloud over Christie's political future.
Christie's trip to Michigan Wednesday is bookended by town halls in New Jersey on Tuesday and Thursday.